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Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Let's Go Hunting!
Description: Students will work in groups of 3 or 4 scouring the campus for items of various shapes, sizes and angles. The items that students will be looking for are outlined on the rubric. Students will use technology to create a creative digital presentation representing all of their captured scenes. Students will work in class to create this presentation and then be prepared to present it on the assigned viewing date.


Subject: Mathematics (8 - 12)
Title: Quadrilaterals
Description: This is an inquiry lesson used to review Algebra 1 objectives by applying them to geometry concepts. Students explore the properties of quadrilaterals and classify them by definition. This lesson can be use in geometry classes. Students in geometry classes can apply theorems and definitions of quadrilaterals rather than as an inquiry lesson.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Subject: Mathematics (7 - 12)
Title: Trapezoids: What's Equal or Right About Them?
Description: This lesson will examine the properties of two trapezoids - isosceles and right. The lesson will then use the properties to solve deeper analytical problems.This lesson plan was created as a result of the Girls Engaged in Math and Science, GEMS Project funded by the Malone Family Foundation.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


Subject: Mathematics
Title: Frieze Patterns      Add Bookmark
Description: Students can experiment with the seven classes of Frieze patterns with this activity. They can explore the transformations that constitute each of the seven categories.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: IGD: Line, Ray, Segment      Add Bookmark
Description: In this student interactive, from Illuminations, students read definitions and then use the interactive tool to manipulate and explore the properties of lines, segments, and rays. They can change the direction and/or position of any of the lines presented.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Soda Cans      Add Bookmark
Description: This reproducible activity sheet, from an Illuminations lesson, guides students through a simulation in which they try different arrangements to make the most efficient use of space and thus pack the most soda cans into a rectangular packing box.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: IGD: Perpendicular Lines      Add Bookmark
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, helps students understand and investigate perpendicular lines. Students read a definition, and then use the interactive to explore the properties of two perpendicular lines.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Interactive Geometry Dictionary: Lines in Geometry      Add Bookmark
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, explores lines and their importance to geometry. Students can investigate the definitions and properties of perpendicular lines, segments, medians, Euler lines, and more.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics
Title: Turtle Pond      Add Bookmark
Description: In this student interactive, from Illuminations, students guide a turtle to a pond using computer commands. They improve their skills in estimating length and angle measurement as they enter a sequence of commands (distances and angles at which to turn) to help the turtle move toward the pond. The goal is to find the shortest path to the pond.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: K,PreK,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8



Subject: Mathematics
Title: IGD: Perpendicular Bisector      Add Bookmark
Description: This student interactive, from Illuminations, helps students understand and investigate perpendicular bisectors, which are lines perpendicular to a segment that divide it into two congruent segments. Students read a definition and then construct a perpendicular bisector of a segment using the interactive tool.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Subject: Mathematics,Social Studies
Title: Hospital Map Activity Sheet       Add Bookmark
Description: This student reproducible, from an Illuminations lesson, contains a map of the area wherein students must choose a location to build a new hospital so it is equidistant from Boise, Idaho; Helena, Montana; and Salt Lake City, Utah. Students do their work on a blank transparency and overlay their work onto this map.
Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



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